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    That’s pretty neat.

    in reply to: I am getting tired #93764
    scott-sibley
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    I wish I had an answer for the both of us. I too am a bit over a year into chemo. Im tired as well, both physically and mentally. I find myself depressed a lot and just not giving a shit.
    I suggest talking to your doctor about all of this. My doctor has convinced me to actually take pain meds. This has helped a lot not having pain. I relax better. He also prescribed some stuff to help my appetite and my sleep. This has helped my mental state a lot.

    in reply to: Rick from Canada introduction #24220
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    They diagnosed me last September. I have done everything in Kentville, I only go to Halifax for PET scans.
    I started with a round of gem/cis, but it didn’t do anything. I’m on ironotecan/5fu and it worked really well, but it is very harsh.
    The Tumor Board is a mash up of onocologists, radiologists, surgeons. They help diagnose the caner you have.

    in reply to: Rick from Canada introduction #24215
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    Hi Rick, I live a few hours up the 101 from you in Kentville. For such a rare cancer, we have quite a few cases here in NS.

    in reply to: Chemo cancelled next week #93231
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    I’ve had my chemo cancelled 4 times in 2 months because my white cells are always way low. I’m not complaining because I have very low energy and always so cold.

    in reply to: Bye for a week. #91099
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    That’s awesome. Have a great time!!

    in reply to: physical restrictions with port a cath #91874
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    sort of, theres 600 bucks worth of rain gear out on the front lawn. It used to be mossy oak, now its all cow shit brown

    in reply to: physical restrictions with port a cath #91859
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    Its the same as a snow angel, only in mud. I think the rum was linked directly to the mud angel

    in reply to: physical restrictions with port a cath #91861
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    Thanks everyone for the well wishes. I got my redneck on yesterday by taking an atv trip with my buddies. What an awesome day. I might have snuck a few drinks of rum. I even made mud angels.

    in reply to: physical restrictions with port a cath #91871
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    We are still planning our trip to Moncton mormal, unless the doc says otherwise. We go thrrr every year for my daughter’s dance competition. They just opened a Bass Pro Shop and Cabela’s there, so I need to go even with drugs, stitches and bandages. No pool or hot tub at the hotel kinda sucks though. It is slightly more than a three hour trip from my home in Kentville, Nova Scotia, to Moncton New Brunswick.

    in reply to: physical restrictions with port a cath #91868
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    The Dr told me I’ll get a very healthy dose of local anesthetic “just in case”. most hospitals around here do not even offer general anesthetic for port surgery anymore.
    Sucky part of this whole thing, is that the surgery is happening the same day we intended on travelling to Moncton for a family vacation. We’re still going, as soon as Im released. I guess I won’t be driving.

    in reply to: physical restrictions with port a cath #91864
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    Port placement is scheduled to happen on April 14th. They gave me the option of local freezing, or put me under. I chose to be put under; I find seeing and hearing whats going on kinda stressful.
    Happy St Paddy’s Day everyone!!!

    in reply to: Postponing CC chemo due to low platelets #91902
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    I had 2 treatments posponed because of low levels in blood tests. I just looked at it like a nice break to relax and do fun stuff.
    I found that once I started drinking lots and lots and lots of water, and exercising more than I wanted, my blood tests were always nornal. They said tightening up my diet would help too, but lets not lose our heads here.

    in reply to: physical restrictions with port a cath #91855
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    And very much thanks to Karen for the wealth of info.

    in reply to: physical restrictions with port a cath #91854
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    Thanks for all the info people, it’s a huge help fo sure. Its a relief kowing that I wont have a tube hanging out of my arm very soon. I cant evsn look at the picc line, I find it disgusting.

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